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It was a year ago today that the Tea Party launched with Tax day rallies.
Still waiting to see if a group of strippers will have to pay fines in Vernon county.
Nine women were busted in December for some apparently naked wiggle at Gunners Bar in De Soto. But the arrests came under a bogus ordinance, according to Todd Schraeder, an attorney who's representing seven of the wome. He says, generally, the Vernon county rule tries to restrict constitutionally protected expression.
But Schraeder also says the ordinance is overly broad; perhaps even reaching into homes to restrict erotic dancing or even videos of erotic dancing. He's filed briefs outlining those and other arguments with the circuit court in Vernon county.
A boost for emergency preparedness in La Crosse county. A very small boost. The county is among 25 agencies in the state collecting fed grants to conduct tabletop exercises to get ready for unexpected large scale emergencies. Hundreds of thousands of dollars going all over the state. Milwaukee county's getting 19 thousand dollars for exercises. Ozaukee county's in line for 29 thousand. Even Forest County Potawatomi will get 11 thousand. La Crosse county: about 13 hundred. Likely, a pretty small exercise getting planned in La Crosse.
A Genoa house gets the worst of a car crash. This morning at about one - thirty Michael Keilholz apparently blew a stop sign and crashed into a house. The homeowner 86 year old Margaret Starch was treated and released from a local hospital. The 48 year old Keilholz didn't suffer any injuries.
MILITARY VETERANS WHO GET INTO TROUBLE WITH THE LAW HAVE A HELPING HAND IN LA CROSSE COUNTY...
THE VETERANS COURT INITIATIVE SUPPLIES THOSE VETS WITH INDIVIDUAL MENTORS WHO ASSIST THEM IN GETTING THROUGH THE COURT SYSTEM. THE PROGRAM IS STILL GETTING OFF THE GROUND. IT ONLY STARTED IN JANUARY. STATE REP JENNIFER SHILLING IS SPONSORING A LEGISLATIVE BILL TO GUARANTEE MORE CONFIDENTIALITY BETWEEN A VET AND A MENTOR. THE ASSEMBLY COULD VOTE ON THAT BILL TODAY.